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January 25, 2016
Revina Francis is a young single mother living in a small fishing village on Ukerewe Island in northwest Tanzania. She proudly maintains a plot of vitamin A-rich orange sweet potatoes, spinach and other leafy green vegetables. But it hasn’t always been easy. Just three years ago, she found herself...
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January 25, 2016
When Helen Keller International first introduced orange sweet potatoes into Nepal, the Nepali people were skeptical. While Nepali families do eat white-fleshed sweet potatoes, the orange variety was new to them. HKI, however, managed to change their minds. “[We] were able to demonstrate how quickly...
December 30, 2015
When Sahr Gando, a miner and farmer living in Sierra Leone’s Kono District, contracted schistosomiasis, he found himself unable to work, due to the severe abdominal pain and other debilitating symptoms, and unable to support his family. Schistosomiasis, or snail fever, is a neglected tropical...
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December 14, 2015
New York Times personal health columnist Jane Brody features Helen Keller International's ChildSight® program in her latest "Well" blog.
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December 9, 2015
On Monday, December 7, 2015, The Chew’s Carla Hall visited HKI's ChildSight program at Covenant House in NYC where she helped homeless youth select frames for their new eyeglasses.
December 7, 2015
On Tuesday, December 1 — Giving Tuesday 2015 — Helen Keller International hosted a FRIENDraiser at SideBAR in New York City.
November 24, 2015
First there was the frenzy of Black Friday. Then local mom-and-pop stores made their claim on holiday shoppers with Small Business Saturday. And as online retail exploded, Cyber Monday deals started popping up, claiming another slice of consumers' gift budgets. But it wasn't until 2012 that Giving...
October 8, 2015
Listen to a podcast of Trachoma: A Journey to Elimination Trachoma is the leading cause of infectious blindness worldwide. It is found in areas with poor access to clean water and sanitation - generally rural and impoverished areas - where poor hygiene, water shortages and inadequate sanitation...
September 17, 2015
Learn more about how ChildSight ® is helping to bring education into focus for children in need across the United States.